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50 of the World's Best Guided Expeditions

Sailing a dhow around a Mozambique archipelago, riding a dogsled in Greenland, sampling wine fermented in clay vessels in the Republic of Georgia—these are far from everyday experiences. With a few clicks of your cursor, however, they’re yours to enjoy. In the ten years we’ve curated our annual roundup of the best guided trips, sustainable tours that reflect the National Geographic Society’s mission to inspire, illuminate, and teach have proliferated. Not long ago, for example, travelers interested in small-group tours to India settled for a handful of well-trod itineraries; today, choices run from seeing antiquities in Gujarat to trekking with Himalayan yak herders. Driving much of this growth: increasingly sophisticated travelers keen on customized trips and just enough adventure. Eager to join them? Start here. —The Editors

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